College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Iowa State will award credit for College Board examinations of the College-Level Examination Program as outlined in the chart below.

CLEP Exam Minimum Test Score ISU Courses Sem. Crs. Awarded
Financial Accounting * 65 Acct 284 3
American Government 63 Pol Sci 215 3
Biology ** 57 Biol 101 3
Calculus 64 Math 165 4
Humanities * 55 Fine Arts 2
Literature 4
Macroeconomics, Principles of 62 Econ 102 3
Microeconomics, Principles of 64 Econ 101 3
Natural Sciences * 62 Biological Science 3
Physical Science 3
Introductory Psychology 59 Psych 101 3
Social Sciences and History * 62 Social Science 4
History 2
Introductory Sociology 56 Soc 134 3
French Language *** 50 French 100 6
59 French 100
French 200
6
3
German Language *** 50 German 100 6
60 German 100
German 200
6
3
Spanish Language *** 50 Spanish 100 6
63 Spanish 100
Spanish 200
6
3
* Excludes engineering majors
** Excludes biology and engineering majors
***To develop deeper language proficiencies, the Department of World Languages and Cultures encourages students to enroll in classes rather than take CLEP exams. Students who have not already earned CLEP credits and who complete two consecutive courses at the 200-level or above will be awarded 8 test-out credits. These credits may be applied to graduation.